Bee Biology: Proboscis

A proboscis is a bee’s tongue that sticks out to suck the nectar or water. When they’re done using it, they slide it back and fold it on top of their head. The picture shows a dead bee I found on this sidewalk. She died with her proboscis out. Source of information: http://cals.arizona.edu/pubs/insects/ahb/inf2.html

Update On My Hive

A month and a half ago I got my new beehive. We have done three inspections since we got the hive. The bees have stored up their pollen pantries and put some honey in the hive. They’ve built up some new honeycomb. The picture of the frame is new comb they have built. We found […]